Compliance and HSE

Prerequisite for business operations

Companies have a responsibility to operate safely in relation to employees, the living environment, nature and the environment (HSE). If this safety awareness is not sufficiently embedded into the business operations, the licence-to-operate comes into question. In other words, the renewal of existing permits is in jeopardy and permit applications are at risk of being refused.

Industrial companies are likely to impact the environment in their production and corporate processes. How do you deal with this as an organisation? What legislation and regulations are you subject to and how can you go beyond the mandatory guidelines to reduce (the environmental) impact?

Witteveen+Bos advises and supports industry in all processes and technical investigations regarding industrial permits. Our advisers and specialists have experience with corporate processes in various sectors and can create the connection between environmental policy and (process) technology.

Application and assessment

Clients benefit from our experience on both the applicant and assessment side. Consider the application strategy, legal options and technical investigations regarding soilhazardous substances, emission of air and/or odour, wastewater, noise, BAT and external safety

With the advent of the Dutch Environment and Planning Act, the zoning plan will change into a local environment plan and establishments will be seen as separate environmentally harmful activities. Our advisers have studied this matter at an early stage and can assist clients in this new process.

Witteveen+Bos is up to date with current affairs surrounding industrial and related permits. We advise in areas such as:

  • Deviation of permit from zoning plan
  • All-in-one permit environment
  • Water permit
  • Nature permit
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and EIA assessments

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